Afghanistan vs Norway - Cost of Living Comparison

Afghanistan Norway
🚶 Cost of living one person
$397
$1892
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$883
$4281
🏠 One person rent
$164
$993
🏘️ Family rent
$232
$1701
🍽️ Food expenses
$144
$634
🚐 Transport expenses
$54.6
$110
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$3493
💸 GDP per capita
$517
$67330
😃 Human freedom index
4
8.76
❤️ Life expectancy
65.2
83.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
16
85
🌐 English speaking %
6%
87.6%
🎓 Higher education
25
94
😀 Quality of life
17
80
🏙️ Population
37.5M
5.43M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($397) is 79% less expensive than in Norway ($1892). Afghanistan ranked 193rd vs 11th for Norway in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in Afghanistan compared to 1.8 months in Norway. Ranked 188th and 11th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs Norway

We calculate prices for Afghanistan and Norway as a population-weighted mean of 12 and 33 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Afghanistan Norway
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.16
$18
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$11
$84.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.39
$12.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.82
$9.28
 Cappuccino
$1.44
$4.47
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.26
$3.14
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$124
$1022
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$80.2
$760
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$1776
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$125
$1371
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$128
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.9
$197
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48.8
$52
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.04%
2.82%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$770
$6811
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$313
$5148
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$3.96
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.6
$77.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.35
$23.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.72
$2.13
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$2.03
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$2.77
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$2.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.21
$4.08
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$13.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.88
$28.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$3.13
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$2.38
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$2.94
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$3.62
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$2.28
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.23
$2.41
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$1.41
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.78
$3.99
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.4
$16.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.35
$3.43
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.63
$13.9
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.94
$7.38
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.72
$4.36
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.8
$2.74
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.36
$2.59
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$12.5
$43.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.44
$14.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.4
$55.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.36
$34
👖 Brand Jeans
$17.7
$89.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$99.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$22.2
$334
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1250
$6275

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Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs Norway

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Afghanistan

City Cost of living Population
Kabul
$422
4.27M
Mazar-i-Sharif
$355
469K
Kandahar
$373
614K
Herat
$383
556K
Kunduz
$363
357K
Jalalabad
$361
263K
Lashkargah
$355
202K
Sheberghan
$352
176K
Khost
$346
160K
Ghazni
$346
143K
Puli Khumri
$349
114K
Gardez
$353
70K

In Norway

City Cost of living Population
Oslo
$2206
693K
Bergen
$1747
257K
Trondheim
$1805
183K
Stavanger
$1850
145K
Baerum
$2027
129K
Sandnes
$1761
81.3K
Drammen
$1834
102K
Lillestrom
$2117
89.1K
Fredrikstad
$1822
83.9K
Kristiansand
$1682
64.1K
Tromso
$1792
77.5K
Tonsberg
$1704
57.8K
Asker
$1737
96.1K
Alesund
$1544
52.2K
Skien
$1688
55.5K
Sarpsborg
$1554
58.2K
Moss
$1870
50.3K
Bodo
$1808
41.7K
Karmoy
$1913
42.5K
Sandefjord
$1683
44.4K
Arendal
$1608
37.8K
Porsgrunn
$1640
36.6K
Halden
$1571
31.4K
Molde
$1739
32K
Jessheim
$1727
21.6K
Gjovik
$1721
30.3K
Kongsberg
$1650
27.9K
Larvik
$1899
24.6K
Kristiansund
$1755
24K
Hamar
$1956
27.9K